Sands Resorts Macao Hosts Sales Appreciation Awards Dinner to Honour industry ‘Legends’


                                                             

(Macao, Jan. 24, 2018) – Sands® Resorts Macao has awarded 14 of its outstanding trade partners at a sales appreciation gala dinner hosted on Jan. 23 at Sands Cotai Central after the integrated resorts enjoyed another superlative year.

The annual event, this year entitled ‘The Legends Awards’, recognises and rewards the outstanding contribution made by the leisure, convention and exhibition sectors, airlines, online travel agencies and the media to the overall success of The Venetian® Macao, The Parisian Macao, Conrad Macao, Cotai Central and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central over the previous 12 months. Over 210 guests were invited to enjoy great entertainment, complemented by an exquisite menu provided by Sands Resorts Macao signature restaurants.

The ‘Legends’ theme of the event was chosen as a timeless symbol to emphasise attributes including strength, courage, ambition and achievement. This year’s event also added an additional ‘spring’ theme, to signify renewal and optimism marked by an exciting programme of development planned for 2018.

The 14 high achievers who picked up sales and marketing awards on the evening included:
•    Trade Partner of the Year, Online Market – Booking.com
•    Trade Partner of the Year, MICE – Melchers Travel Co., Ltd.
•    Trade Partner of the Year, Leisure Market (China Region) – China Travel Service Gongbei Port Guangdong Co. Ltd.
•    Trade Partner of the Year, Leisure Market – China International Travel Service Limited, Head Office 

Guests including representatives from the leisure, convention and exhibition sectors, airlines, online travel agencies and the media, enjoyed a glamorous evening at Sands Cotai Central’s Dunhuang Ballroom. The night’s entertainment kicked off with an inspirational spring message in the form of an animated film accompanied by a live string quartet before the main act, Just Jerk from Seoul, South Korea. The outstanding hip-hop dance crew, who reached the quarter-finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’, thrilled the audience with their amazing routines. 

Speaking at the event, Ruth Boston, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management, Sands China Ltd., touched on the highpoints of 2017. These included celebrations for 
Sands Cotai Central’s 5th Anniversary and The Venetian Macao’s 10th anniversary, the renovation of all 3,000 suites at The Venetian Macao, the launch of the first Sands Macao Fashion Week, which is set to return in 2018, and the announcement about the transformation of Sands Cotai Central into The Londoner Macao, which will feature some of London’s most distinctive landmarks.

Sands Resorts Macao offers over 13,000 rooms and suites across seven world-class hotels, including 150 international restaurants, more than 850 duty free shops, luxurious spa facilities and regular concerts and live performances at several magnificent theatres, including the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena.


                                                                           Executives toast the winners of the Sands Resorts Macao Sales Appreciation Awards 2017 at Sands Cotai Central’s Dunhuang Ballroom

Photo caption: Executives toast the winners of the Sands Resorts Macao Sales Appreciation Awards 2017 at Sands Cotai Central’s Dunhuang Ballroom

                                                                           Booking.com picked up ‘Trade Partner of the Year – Online Market’Melchers Travel Co., Ltd. scooped ‘Trade Partner of the Year – MICE
Booking.com picked up‘Trade Partner of the Year – Online Market’                      Melchers Travel Co., Ltd. scooped‘Trade Partner of the Year – MICE
                                                                           China Travel Service Gongbei Port Guangdong Co. Ltd. picked up  ‘Trade Partner of the Year, Leisure Market (China Region)’China International Travel Service Limited, Head Office won  ‘Trade Partner of the Year – Leisure Market’
China Travel Service Gongbei Port Guangdong Co. Ltd. picked up                   China International Travel Service Limited, Head Office won 
‘Trade Partner of the Year, Leisure Market (China Region)’                                           ‘Trade Partner of the Year – Leisure Market’

                                                                           Just Jerk, The hip-hop dance crew who reached the quarter-finals of “America’s Got Talent” thrilled the audience with their amazing routines.
Photo caption: Just Jerk, The hip-hop dance crew who reached the quarter-finals of “America’s Got Talent” thrilled the audience with their amazing routines. 

Winners of ‘Sands Resorts Macao The Legends Awards 2017’

Sector Award Category 2017 Winner
Leisure Top Sales Performer of the Year – China Region GZL International Travel Service Ltd.
Leisure Top Sales Performer of the Year – Rest of the World Juventude International Travel Ltd.
Leisure Top Sales Performer of the Year – Leisure Group Sales (China Region) ZhuHai Easy Travel International Travel Service Co. Ltd.
Leisure Top Sales Performer of the Year – Leisure Group Sales (Rest of the World) Lion Travel Service Co. Ltd.
Leisure Outstanding Sales Achievement Award – China Region Guangzhoushi Shengsheng Travel Service Co. Ltd.
Leisure Outstanding Sales Achievement Award – Rest of the World Lucky Emperor Service
Leisure Outstanding New Market Business Development of the Year – Leisure Market (China Region) Jiangsu Sainty Overseas Tourist Co. Ltd.
Marketing Most Innovative Online Advertising Campaign Hong Kong Wing On Travel Service Ltd.
Marketing Most Innovative Offline Advertising Campaign H.I.S. Co. Ltd.
Marketing Most Effective Marketing Campaign Comfort Travel Service Co. Ltd.
Online Travel Agency Trade Partner of the Year – Online Market Booking.com
MICE Trade Partner of the Year – MICE (China Region) China Travel Service Gongbei Port Guangdong Co. Ltd.
MICE Trade Partner of the Year – MICE Melchers Travel Co. Ltd.
Leisure Trade Partner of the Year – Leisure Market China International Travel Service Ltd., Head Office

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About Sands Resorts Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The fittingly named Sands Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.

Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao. With the opening of The Parisian Macao, it now boasts approximately 13,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty free shopping with more than 850 retailers offering a huge array of name brands, meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 150 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.

Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, including the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and St. Regis hotels as well as the Holiday Inn, Sands Resorts Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is within reach. And now the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai Strip – The Parisian Macao. For more information, please visit ParisianMacao.com

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